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Dr. Mamadou Dian Balde

Deputy Director, Socio-Economic Inclusion Service, Division of Resilience and Solutions, UNHCR

Dr. Mamadou Dian Balde is Deputy Director of UNHCR’s Division of Resilience and Solutions (DRS). In this capacity, he oversees and supports UNHCR’s global programs on education, livelihoods, and economic inclusion, social protection, etc. Prior to his current responsibilities, Dr. Mamadou has worked with UNHCR for over 20 years, with field postings in Africa, Asia, and the organization’s headquarters in Switzerland.

Dr. Mamadou holds a PhD in International Law, from the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, and has researched and taught International Human Rights Law.